magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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It was privatized in 1992 as a company that mainly made its money from intellectual property licenses, spanning the technology used in magnetic resonance imaging to patents involved in hovercraft manufacturing. Denise Roland, WSJ, "Boston Scientific Acquires U.K.’s BTG for $4.2 Billion," 20 Nov. 2018 Boone said the right-hander had a magnetic resonance imaging test performed on the shoulder, which showed some inflammation. David Waldstein, New York Times, "For the Yankees, a Win Ends With Concerns About Aroldis Chapman," 7 July 2018 Studies have shown that magnetic resonance imaging can assess growth in an infant’s brain and potentially identify early deviations in brain development. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The New, Improved World of Infant Care," 16 Sep. 2018 The failures appeared to coincide with the installation of a new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Helium implicated in weird iPhone malfunctions," 31 Oct. 2018 Mary Lou hopes to use this underappreciated chunk of the spectrum to disrupt the market for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), whose expense and relative inaccessibility almost led to her untimely death. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break, week 3: Mary Lou Jepsen and peering into the brain," 28 June 2018 The business produces magnetic resonance imaging machines and other equipment sold to hospitals as well as laboratory supplies for biotech firms. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, "GE Narrows Focus to Power, Aviation in Latest Revamp," 26 June 2018 The researchers thoroughly tested the children’s reading skills and assessed their brain architecture using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "New Skills Build New Brain Architecture, Research Shows," 14 June 2018 Other imaging tests, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are not usually used to diagnose diverticulitis in the acute setting. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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magnetic resonance imaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

medical : a method used to produce images of the inside of a person's body by means of a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging

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Medical Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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